With us fans finally getting our first look at the characters of the new Power Rangers film, I couldn't help but wonder about the cast we all know and love from our childhoods. With Mighty Morphin Power Rangers having run from in 1993–1996, a lot of time has passed since we last saw our favorite childhood heroes — 20 years, to be exact.
So what have they been doing since the show?
Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver — The Green Ranger And The White Ranger)
Frank never really did much acting aside from his Power Rangers gig. Instead, he got into MMA. He is now 42 years old and a professional fighter, having been admitted to the World Karate Union Hall of Fame in 2003. Frank even created his own form of martial arts, Toso Kune Do.
Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly Hart — The Pink Ranger)
After leaving the show she enjoyed a variety of acting roles, including the Disney TV movie Susie Q, Felicity, the 2001 rom-com Pursuit of Happiness, Wildfire, and Canadian police drama Flashpoint. Johnson also directed and wrote two short films, Bent and Line. Ever the renaissance woman, she's released three albums as a singer-songwriter. Now 45, Johnson is a married mother-of-one.
David Yost (Billy Cranston — The Blue Ranger)
Yost was the only cast member that stayed on for the entire original series and appeared in every single episode. After the show morphed into Power Rangers Zeo for its fourth season, it was revealed that the reason for his diminished role and eventual exit was due to the harassment he experienced from the production crew due to his sexual orientation. Following years of therapy, Yost moved to Mexico and was finally able to accept his sexuality. He had a few more acting roles before making the switch to a career behind the camera in production and film licensing.
Thuy Trang (Trini Kwan — The Yellow Ranger)
Trang left the series nearing its second season and was replaced as the Yellow Ranger by Karan Ashley. She went on to feature in The Crow: City of Angels as a lead villain and had a small scene in Spy Hard. On September 3, 2001 she died in a car accident near San Francisco. She was 27 years old.
Walter Jones (Zack Taylor — The Original Black Ranger)
After being replaced on the series by Johnny Yong Bosch, Jones kept busy, appearing in a range of movies and TV series. These included Disney TV movie Brink!, Malibu Shores, The Shield and Love and a Bullet. He also became a voice actor, lending his vocal talents to the likes of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Open Season 2 and the video game Red Dead Redemption. He made a hip-hop dance video that featured Thuy Yang and currently has a low-budget film called Gideon's Frontier in the pipeline. This period piece features former Power Rangers cast mates Austin St. John and John Narvey.
Austin St. John (Jason Lee Scott — The Red Ranger)
St. John, who was born Jason Geiger, is now a 41-year-old emergency medical technician and martial artist who authored the book Karate Warrior: A Beginner's Guide to Martial Arts. He left the series in its second season and was replaced as the Red Ranger by Steve Cardenas. Although he left the show, he did make a return for Power Rangers Zeo as the Gold Ranger. Although acting has taken a back seat for the better part of two decades, St. John is set to star in Gideon's Frontier along with former cast mates Walter Jones and Jason Narvey.